Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Chinese apparel export dip to EU favors Bangladesh - IAF
Chinese apparel export dip to EU favors Bangladesh - IAF
11
Mar '14
IAF’s Matthijs Crietee delivered a speech at Dialog’s Textil Bekleidung’s (DTB) and MODINT’s biannual Sourcing Convention held March 6th, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He explained the elements of the ‘2nd phase post MFA’ sourcing pattern following the first drop in imports of apparel from China in 2013. 
 
The main beneficiary of a withdrawal from China is Bangladesh, clearly visible in the EU import figures over 2013. Other elements, such as near shoring and pioneering in new production countries such as Ethiopia are not yet visible in the broad figures.
 
The most striking element of this new sourcing phase, remarked Crietee, is that the focus has shifted from moving production to improving production. All of the presentations at the DTB sourcing Convention made clear in their own way that the industry has re-discovered investments in factories and investments in the supply chain. The fact that in the short and medium run few volume alternatives to China and Bangladesh are available is fuelling this development.
 
This shift in focus led to a very positive and constructive sentiment among the Convention’s delegates and speakers. Portugal’s Twintex’ presentation focused on the 52% energy cost reduction they had achieved by investing in score’s of energy saving measures.
 
Several presentations on Bangladesh focused on investments made in transport infrastructure, investments made in structural safety of buildings and investments in lean manufacturing techniques. 
 
Consultancy KS and solution provider GT Nexus also added to this the investments made in the supply chain, notably in collaborative planning software. IAF’s Crietee expressed his organization’s positive view of a revival of interest in factory floor and supply chain investments.
 
He told the audience of German and Dutch sourcing and buying executives that the IAF, with its truly global membership, embodies the importance of a collaborative effort involving buyers and manufacturers. Only this collaborative effort will improve the system performance of the apparel value chain.
 

IAF


Must ReadView All

Pic: Poshmark

E-commerce | On 29th Sep 2020

Used clothing platform Poshmark files to go public

Poshmark, an online resale marketplace for second-hand clothing,...

Pic: Neiman Marcus

Retail | On 29th Sep 2020

Neiman Marcus Group completes Chapter 11 process

Neiman Marcus Holding Co. has announced emerging from voluntary...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 29th Sep 2020

Indorama Ventures posts H1 FY20 revenue of $5.28 bn

Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee, Modavanti

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Increased need for online fitting solutions as retailers shift to...

Jim Desai, Blaiva Fabricaa

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Sarah Perkins,

Sarah Perkins

Fairfax, Virginia-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is a...

Larry Fontana,

Larry Fontana

Italy-based Lafer SpA is one of the most innovative surface finishing...

Wesly Clements,

Wesly Clements

US-based Baldwin Technology Company is a global manufacturer and supplier...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Sneha Arora, Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora
Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology,...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Cigdem Akin, Cigdem Akin

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search